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Monday, January 19, 2009

What Happened Next

Here are few pictures of the Scorpions and the Ducks(and some friends) visiting young Bernard Noisykid:







Nothing makes for more excitement around here than the addition of another Noisykid. That is my excuse for not posting anything lately. So now I plan on making it up to you - to a point.

When I last reported on Wifeofdadwithnoisykids' labor, I mentioned that my youngest son had flipped into 'breach' position - he went from being head down to being feet down. This caused a lot of consternation, as we were hoping to get this little pre-teen out without a Cesarean section.

So on Tuesday night, here was the score: Baby in breach position, baby stable - based on external monitors, and no real pressing need to slice up my beautiful wife's tummy.


We had to take a step back. Just like so many other momentous events in life, a good night's sleep helped to bring a new perspective to our predicament.

(Unbeknownst to all of us, our son took advantage of his mother's deep sleep to turn back OUT of the breach position. The nurse on that night had to come in at some point in the night to re-position the surface monitors, so she suspected....)

The morning sun brought the news that the baby had flipped into the usual position, and labor started all over again.

For those of you who enjoy movies instead of my stilted prose, I offer you this claymation version of WHAT REALLY HAPPENED. The maker of this video did take some artistic license with this situation:

4 comments:

Adele said...

That is a wonderful claymation! I am so impressed. That must have taken hours to do. Great birth scene too. I hope mine goes that well and quickly with no mess (other than the vomit)... nicely done.

dadwithnoisykids said...

Adele, I did not do the claymation video - but wished I had. Thank you for your comments and God bless you with your pregnancy.

By the way, usually Wifeofdadwithnoisykids gets nauseated right before it is time for the big push; this time was different.

In all the excitement of birth, I misplaced my bottle of holy water I had available for emergency Baptism. I know I can use plain water, but I prefer having holy water available.

Jackie Parkes MJ said...

You are fortunate! My 9th was emergency c section after the cord prolapsed...crash team! & the 10th planned c-section as a result. They are awful..& have psychological & physical repercussions. Why anyone would choose a c-section is beyond me. God bless you all..

Patricia said...

thank you for (over) indulging me with the scorpions!

"By the way, usually Wifeofdadwithnoisykids gets nauseated right before it is time for the big push; this time was different."

yup, I had the same thing too. Very nasty. With my first and my fourth. I'm so glad everything turned out fine!

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